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Syria rebels lose all northeast Aleppo in major blow

Syria rebels lose all northeast Aleppo in major blow

Syria’s rebels lost all of the northern Aleppo on Monday, as the army made significant advances in its offensive to recapture the entire city. The regime gains have prompted an exodus of thousands of desperate civilians, some fleeing to districts held by the government or Kurdish forces, others heading south into areas still under opposition […]

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UN asks Saudis to do more to prevent child deaths in Yemen

UN asks Saudis to do more to prevent child deaths in Yemen

Aug  02, – Ban reported to the Security Council on his controversial decision to temporarily remove the coalition from the UN list of shame pending a review, triggering an outcry from rights groups. The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen must do more to address “very serious concerns” about the killing of children, UN Secretary-General Ban […]

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UN warns of new S.Sudan fighting as humanitarian crisis grows

UN warns of new S.Sudan fighting as humanitarian crisis grows

July  13, – Fears of a humanitarian crisis were growing with aid agencies — themselves forced to restrict their work because of the security situation — saying there were shortages of food and water. The United Nations warned Wednesday of the risk of fresh fighting in South Sudan after days of deadly gun battles that […]

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Escalating Syria violence threatens ceasefire

Escalating Syria violence threatens ceasefire

Apr 14, – In the Swiss city, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura criticised President Bashar al-Assad’s government for hindering efforts to deliver life-saving assistance to Syrians in need. Fighting escalated on several fronts Thursday around Syria’s second city Aleppo as a Russian-backed government offensive strained a landmark ceasefire and a new round of peace talks […]

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UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in September

UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in September

Oct 01, – UNAMI said on Tuesday that it recorded 979 Iraqis killed in September. The fatalities include those among security forces and troops killed in insurgent attacks nationwide. The U.N. figure was lower than its July death toll, which stands at 1,057. The U.N. mission in Iraq says nearly 1,000 Iraqis have been killed […]

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Iran: UN talks signal ‘new era’ on nuclear impasse

Iran: UN talks signal ‘new era’ on nuclear impasse

Sep 24, – Iran’s foreign ministry says a planned meeting this week at the United Nations to discuss restarting nuclear talks signals the beginning of a “new era” in relations with the West. The comments Tuesday come as Iran’s new president, Hasan Rouhani, is leadings the country’s delegation at the annual U.N. General Assembly in […]

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UN narcotics body warns Uruguay over marijuana legalised

UN narcotics body warns Uruguay over marijuana legalised

Aug 02, – Under the new law, the state would assume control of growing and selling cannabis to registered users. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) says it is concerned by the approval by Uruguayan MPs of a bill which would legalise marijuana. The INCB says the law would “be in complete contravention to the […]

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UN: World population to reach 8.1 billion in 2025, India surpass china’s

UN: World population to reach 8.1 billion in 2025, India surpass china’s

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India’s population is expected to surpass China’s around 2028 when both countries will have populations of around 1.45 billion, according to the report on “World Population Prospects.” While India’s population is forecast to grow to around 1.6 billion and then slowly decline to 1.5 billion in 2100, China’s is expected to […]

June 14, 2013 | By More
UN reports nearly 93,000 killed in Syrian civil war

UN reports nearly 93,000 killed in Syrian civil war

June 13, AP – A new analysis of the Syrian death toll documented 92,901 killings between March 2011 and the end of April 2013. But the U.N.’s top human rights official, Navi Pillay, who oversees the Geneva-based office, said it was impossible to provide an exact current figure. Syria’s upwardly spiraling violence has resulted in […]

June 13, 2013 | By More
UN asks for record $5.2 bn in aid to Syria

UN asks for record $5.2 bn in aid to Syria

In a response plan released on Friday, the United Nations outlined a proposal to distribute assistance to Syrians in dire need of aid, as the country’s civil war enters its 27th month. Citing skyrocketing figures for internally displaced persons and refugees, the report indicated that at least $5.2 billion (3.92 billion euros) would be needed […]

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